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    Rice-Eccles Stadium is the venue where the Utah Utes (3-0) will take on the UCLA Bruins (3-0) on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

    The Utes are the favorites (-6) in their matchup against the Bruins, with the over/under at 52.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Utes are -231 and the Bruins are +188.)

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    Game Info for Utah vs. UCLA

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Stadium: Rice-Eccles Stadium
    Utah vs UCLA Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Utah -6 -111 -109 52.5 -110 -110 -231 +188

    Utah Pick Insights

    • Utah is 1-1-1 against the spread this season.
    • Utah is 0-1-1 against the spread when favored by 6 points or more this season.
    • Utah has not hit the over on a point total in three games with a set over/under.

    Utah Stats & Insights

    • Utah owns the 87th-ranked offense this season (357 yards per game), and has been even better on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best with just 270.7 yards allowed per game.
    • Utah has the 88th-ranked offense this year (25 points per game), and has been better defensively, ranking ninth-best with just 10.3 points allowed per game.
    • Utah ranks 19th-worst in passing offense (170.3 passing yards per game), but thas played a little better on defense, ranking 59th with 205.7 passing yards allowed per game.
    • On defense, Utah has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 11th-best by allowing only 65 per game. The Utes rank 39th on offense (186.7 rushing yards per game).
    • Utah ranks 88th in third-down conversion rate this year (37.8%), but has been thriving on the defensive side of the ball, ranking second-best in the FBS with a 20% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Utah owns the 14th-best turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing five turnovers (46th in the FBS) while turning it over one time (third in the FBS).

    Utah’s Best Players

    • Nate Johnson has thrown for 281 yards, completing 68.8% of his passes and recording one touchdowns this season. He’s also run for 148 yards (49.3 ypg) on 33 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Ja’Quinden Jackson has racked up 213 yards on 33 carries.
    • Money Parks’ team-high 138 yards as a receiver have come on eight receptions (out of 13 targets) with two touchdowns.
    • Mikey Matthews has put up a 120-yard season so far, hauling in 10 passes on 14 targets.
    • Munir McClain has been the target of three passes and hauled in three receptions for 92 yards, an average of 30.7 yards per contest.
    • Jonah Elliss paces the team with two sacks, and also has three TFL and eight tackles.
    • Cole Bishop is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s racked up 16 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and one interception.
    • Zemaiah Vaughn has picked off a team-high one pass. He also has nine tackles and one pass defended to his name.

    UCLA Betting Insights

    • UCLA is 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • UCLA has not gone over a point total in two games with a set over/under.

    UCLA Pick Insights

    • Things have been positive for UCLA on both sides of the ball, as it is putting up 527 total yards per game (10th-best) and ceding just 278.7 total yards per game (24th-best).
    • UCLA has been productive on both offense and defense this season, ranking 20th-best in points per game (40.3) and seventh-best in points surrendered per game (10).
    • UCLA ranks 51st in the FBS with 256.7 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 63rd with 209 passing yards surrendered per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • UCLA has been top-25 in rushing on both sides of the ball this season, as it ranks third-best in rushing yards per game (270.3) and 12th-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (69.7).
    • UCLA’s third-down offense has been thriving, posting a 51.6% third-down conversion percentage (23rd-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 62nd by surrendering a 36.7% third-down rate.
    • After forcing eight turnovers (fifth in the FBS) and turning the ball over six times (98th in the FBS) this season, UCLA owns the 29th-ranked turnover margin of +2.

    UCLA’s Best Players

    • Dante Moore has racked up 615 yards (205 ypg) while completing 62.7% of his passes and tossing seven touchdown passes with one interception this season.
    • Carson Steele has run the ball 30 times for 243 yards, with two touchdowns. He’s also tacked on seven catches for 50 yards and one touchdown.
    • TJ Harden has run for 233 yards across 25 carries, scoring two touchdowns.
    • J.Michael Sturdivant has collected nine receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 219 (73 yards per game). He’s been targeted 15 times and has two touchdowns.
    • Logan Loya has seven receptions (on nine targets) for a total of 114 yards (38 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Josiah Norwood has racked up 102 reciving yards (34 ypg) and one touchdown this season.
    • Laiatu Latu leads the team with four sacks, and also has three TFL, six tackles, and one interception.
    • UCLA’s leading tackler, Darius Muasau, has 13 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and one interception this year.
    • Alex Johnson has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with two passes defended.
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